Weekend Teaching Series: Hollywood Jesus (week 2 of 3)
Sermon in a Sentence: Be careful which way you lean and be careful where you compromise.
Service Length: 66 minutes
Understandable Message: Hope Shoen ends her 2-year HSM internship next week so I wanted her to get the chance to speak to HSM for a whole weekend message. She did a great job of walking students through some of the main themes of the movie The Lorax and following those up with Scripture. I loved her personal admissions and stories to help students see she was teaching this from an authentic place. She played the clip of the film where Once-ler became greedy and began to cut down all of the trees – it was a 7-minute clip that was chock full of lessons about life, the influence of others and the desperate search for filling the emptiness inside all of us. I’m so proud of Hope- she has had a great run as an intern and grown so much – I’m so excited to see where God takes her from here!
Element of Fun/Positive Environment: This week we had a fun announcement video we filmed at the beach and a funny music video parody some of our students made of Krispy Kreme. For an end of summer weekend, there was a good amount of energy left in the crowd and students stayed long after the service was over.
Music Playlist: Let It Grow (Esther Dean cover), Love Came Down, Jesus Paid It All, All I Am, Majesty
Favorite Moment: This weekend we said goodbye to our 5 summer interns – it was a GREAT night to celebrate them and all of their hard work. We took the time to bring them up on stage, give them gifts and pray over them. So blessed to have such incredible former students serving as youth workers this summer. Cory, Bree, Kyle, Rachel and Heather you guys are incredible.
Up next: Hollywood Jesus (series finale, week 3 of 3)